Subject: What is this??
Location: Spokane, WA
July 3, 2013 12:24 am
Hi there,
Last night it was super hot in my house (Summer, 90 degrees plus) so I had all the windows open. I was in bed, minding my own business when this bug dive-bombed me. Needless to say it scared me half to death. I composed myself, caught it and released it the next morning. I have no clue what kind it is but I am insanely curious. Thank you for your help!
Signature: Taylor S.

Yellow Douglas Fir Borer

Yellow Douglas Fir Borer

Hi Taylor,
Though the distinctive pair of black spots on the wings is not as visible in your photo, this looks unmistakably like a Yellow Douglas Fir Borer,
Centrodera spurca, which you can also find profiled on BugGuide.

Location: Spokane, Washington

One Response to Yellow Douglas Fir Borer

  1. Bonnie says:

    I think it should be noted that these bugs BITE! Really if feels like a pulsating sting and it hurts terribly!! One crawled in my bed because there isn’t screens on the windows and I didn’t see and sat on it with bare skin! Over a day later the spot is swollen, painful, slightly itchy and hot. I was doing this research to find out if it was poisonous. I’m going to assume not since I’m still walking, talking and acting like a lady.

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